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're not a football fan, you know the name jovan belcher. you know he killed the mother of his child and then committed suicide. but what do we know about his girlfriend? his partner? the mother of his child, kasandra perkins? according to the kansas city star perkins and belcher were madly in love but argued of late. the star added many people knew that belcher owned guns and enjoyed shooting but they'd never known him to be violent. not even close. nbc's bob costas on sunday night football took on the gun issue and started a twitter firestorm. >> you want some actual perspective on this? well, a bit of it comes from the kansas city-based writer jason whitlock with whom i do not always agree but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. >> we'll talk about guns and crimes and domestic violence in a minute. first, casey wian is in kansas city this morning with the chiefs. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good mor
of their team. police say linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his infant daughter. minutes later he took his own life in the parking lot of arrowhead stadium where the chiefs play right in front of his coaches. nbc's tan trareporter. >> reporter: kansas city head coach romeo crennel wiped away tears on the sideline one day after witnessing linebacker jovan belcher taking his own life. >> i'm choosing not to answer any questions about what i saw yesterday. and i think that you will understand that, and hopefully you will respect my wishes on that because it wasn't a pretty sight. >> reporter: belcher shot himself here at this practice facility at famed arrowhead stadium. crennel told police the 25-year-old belcher thanked him and general manager scott pioli for all they did for him. and then fired the fatal shots. >> our prayers go out to the family of kasandra perkins. they are grieving, and we send our condolences to that family. our prayers and condolences go out to the family of jovan belcher. they are also grieving. >> reporter: earlier that morning be
the suicide of jovan belcher. belcher drove to the practice facility and thanked chiefs coach and general manager before tyking his own life. >> they talked for a bit and that's what he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident five miles from the stadium approximately belcher shot his girlfriend kassandra perkins multiple times, killing her. >> they've been arguing before the shooting occurred. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had recently moved into the house, possibly to help with her grandchild. belcher got his start here in west babylon new york. he led the team to their first undefeated season. going on to play college ball before landing in the pros. belcher spent all four years with the chiefs. playing in every game this year. but the team is 1-10 this season. stuck in an 8-game losing streak. kansas city's mayor wouldn't speculate on a motive, but acknowledged the pressures of the job. >> we're talking about kids that are 25, 26, 24 years old playing in circumstances that most of us never dream of and living lives in fish bowls. >> reporter:
, but finding it hard to celebrate. they took to the field a day after police say their teammate, jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girl friend, kasandra perkins. belcher then turned the gun on himself outside the chiefs practice facility in front of his coaches and the general manager. he and perkins leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. the chiefs beat the panthers 27-21 last night. the struggling team winning only its second game of the season despite this senseless violence an the loss of their teammate. coach romeo crennel congratulated the team after the win. >> you stuck together as a team like we talked about, helped each other, all right? family and friends, you relied on those people, all right? you relied on your faith to help get you through this, all right? we got through it, all right? in a grand way because everybody made a contribution. everybody helped, okay? that's what a team is about. >> casey wian has been talk together chiefs players and coaches, all trying to come to grips with this violent murder/suicide. what's the latest? >> well, the latest on the investiga
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. >>> but we'll start in kansas city where the linebacker jovan belcher was supposed to take the field for the chiefs, but that's not going to happen. police said that he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old baby girl. abc's john schriffen is inside arrowhead stadium where today's game will still be played. >> reporter: dan, good morning. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. according to the kansas city star, it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. well, tragically, it ended seven hours later. when belcher shot her several times, and he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why nfl linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. as far a
now investigators say they are trying to figure out what prompted jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend before taking his own life. police say that jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, on sunday morning before heading to the chiefs stadium where he killed himself in front of his head coach and others. the chiefs have any moment of silence before their game yesterday to remember all the victims of domestic violence. not specifically naming jovan belcher, but certainly a lot of questions. steve brown has more in chicago with this. we heard a little bit of the 911 call before the break. how do those final moments play out at arrowhead stadium earlier on saturday morning? reporter: yes, let's put that into context. kasandra perkins was shot numerous times and fatally wounded by the father of their child. that is jovan belcher, who drove to arrowhead stadium, essentially to talk to two people. that would be head coach and general manager. neither of those two gentlemen have commented on how those final seconds played out. but police officer that was watc
's training center where he turned the gun on himself. police have identified him as jovan belcher, and had been with the team for four years. a spokesperson joins me now on the phone, officer sapp, this is sad story, and it is horrible to have to report. but walk us through what happened. >> yeah, a little before 8:00 this morning, we received a call from a resident, a 911 call stating there was a shooting in a residence. when we arrived on scene, a lady came out later identified as jovan's mother, stating there was a lady inside shot multiple times. officers went in and she was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. about 20 minutes later, about ten minutes after 8:00, we received a call from arrow head stadium security and they had stated that jovan belcher was standing out in the parking lot of the practice facility with a gun to his head. when the officers arrived there, when they were getting out of their car they started to approach. and that is when jovan walked the opposite direction and shot and killed himself. >> oh, my gosh. and the coach sai
backer jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend kasandra perkins. he then drove to the stadium and shot himself in front of his head coach and team manager. we're faced with a senseless tragedy involving gun violence. last night sportscaster bob costas used the words of jason whitlock to weigh in. >> our current gun culture ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and more convenient store confrontations coming from loud music from a car will leave more teens bloodied and dead. handguns exacerbate our flaws tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows. but here, wrote jason whitlock, is what i believe: if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> that statement has enraged the great defenders of america's gun culture at fox news. they put forth their best efforts to smear bob costas in the everies. >> bob costas in the standards of
chiefs linebacker jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend and then kill himself. saturday's murder/suicide stunned the team, fans and nfl. but the chiefs played their best game the year beating the panthers 27-21. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: amid the typical game day festivities reminders of a team tragedy. the coach greeted fans with a heart felt gesture just one day after watching linebacker jovan belcher take his life. >> it's tough when circumstance happen you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. >> it's going to affect the perkins family, the belcher family, his daughter for many years to come. not just today or in the next few weeks. >> reporter: authorities say belcher shot and killed cassandra perkins saturday morning at home. he then drove to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and the general manager. >> after talking to the captains they also felt like it was best we play, if for no other reason it takes our mind off our misery for a few hours. >> report
jovan belcher put the gown his head. we did speak to a man late last night that is the agent for both jovan belcher and head coach romeo. he said the chiefs staff, as you can imagine, is just shocked by this whole incident, but that they will go on, and the team decided that it's best to go on with the game today. i can't stress more, though, randi, that everybody who knew jovan said this was totally out of character. there were no signs of anything like this coming. it's just a shock to everyone here. >> and what about the couple's 3-month-old daughter who was also at the home at the time? >> reporter: 3-month-old daughter was at home work as i mentioned, jovan's mother. according to the kansas city star, they spoke last night with corbeck brady quinn, who says that players will be collecting or starting some sort of a fund to take care of that little girl who is now left without per parents. one more little bit of information that we can share with you about jovan belcher is his concern for children. his agent said he has a history of working with children. his next door neighbor sa
. clearly an attempt by the chiefs to make sure that jovan belcher's girlfriend is not forgotten in all of this as a high profile nfl football player is in the midst of this tragic story. but this was a far cry from any kind of normal nfl football game on a sunday afternoon, don. the stadium was very empty, very quiet throughout much of the game. clearly not a ruccous atmosphere you would usually find at arrowhead stadium. the kansas city chiefs are known for supporting their fan despite this being a rather miserable season that the chiefs are enduring. but after the game the head coach of the football team, romeo crennel spoke to reporters. he was one of the coaches who witnessed jovan belcher killing himself at their practice facility yesterday morning. >> it is tough when circumstances happen. you can't undo them. you have to rely on each other, your family and friends and rely on your faith. and that's what the team tried to do. today we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy. and knowing that it's not over today it still will go on tomorrow, the next day a
's murder/suicide. jovan belcher was out partying with another woman the night before he shot his girlfriend, kasandra perkins. belcher and oert woman became separated. he wound up returning to her apartment complex. when he couldn't find her, he crashed at her neighbor's house and the neighbor says belcher was drunk. he returned home the next morning, several hours after perkins got back from a night out. the couple argued and belcher killed perkins, later killing himself. >> we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of jovan and pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of kasandra perkins. >> kasandra perkins released a statement saying, quote, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our kasandra "kasi" perkins. our hearts are truly broken for kasi. she was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, mother and friend. please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the belcher family for two lives were lost, end quote. >>> attorneys for george zimmerman have posted a
geer advised coming up. >>> we'll start with kansas city where linebacker jovan belcher. he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old girl. john? >> reporter: dan, good morning. we're right here on the field. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. tragically it ended seven hours later. he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. >> reporter: police say saturday morning he shot and killed kasandra perkins the mother of his daughter at their home. police say belcher's own mother was in the house, saw the murder and called 911. he then jumped in his car and dr
the carolina panther, the team deciding not to reschedule the game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend in front of her mother and then driving to the training facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and general manager. casey wine is in kansas city for us this morning. local media report the two had a fight after a concert friday night. what do you know about that? >> reporter: we don't know much about the concert that the kansas city star is reporting about. we do know police say there was some sort of argument either late friday night or early saturday morning before this tragic -- these two tragic shootings happened. we spoke last night with a next door neighbor of jovan belcher and of his girlfriend. they had been living in that house for about a year, the neighbor told us. the neighbor did not want us to use his name. he said that the two appeared to have been getting along very, very well. they had a baby just three months ago, born on september 11th. they were both proud parents, very happy by all outward appearances. the neighbor tells us that he heard n
ahead. we'll have joe linta, agent for the kansas city chief es linebacker jovan belcher, remember he tragedy took his own life after shooting his girlfriend over the weekend. connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal will be ining us. we'll have republican congressman from florida, connie mack, and california republican mary bono mack joining us as well. and former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, tiki barber is with us, as well. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning is those pacific storms in northern california. third one in five days from san francisco to sacramento, floodwaters and fierce winds have been knocking out power to thousands of people. some people who lived in the areas for decades say they have never seen anything like this. >> thing just went up fast. >> we've had previously where it's gotten up real high but hasn't gotten this bad. >> do you live right here in the park? >> right here. >> right here? yeah, right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street bec
. the search for answers in the murder/suicide case involving nfl linebacker jovan belcher. >>> and later, prepare for landing. the amazing time-lapsed video that shows just how busy our skies really are. >>> and welcome back, everyone. there's another recall for the brand-new ford escape that affects about 73,000 2013 models with 1.6 liter engines that could catch fire. another 16,000 fusions, they're also being recalled. ford isn't sure what it's going to do to fix the problem but owners can get a free loaner car while the automaker figures it out. no injuries have been reported yet. >>> well, get ready to get angry, folks. airlines are looking for new fees they can collect from passengers. they're already make something $36 billion a year from food, drinks, baggage, better seats. and now executives have spent a three-day conference recently, brainstorming ideas, that's right, for even more fees. airlines are looking to maximize how much they can make off the data they collect from their passengers. >> are they going to charge us for air? >> that's next, trust me. >>> well, starting tod
. starting linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed himself in front of his general manager and coach today. and earlier investigators say he killed his girlfriend. we'll have more on the story including what happened moments before the shooting coming up in sports in just about 15 minutes. >>> a clerical worker strike in southern california is nearly shut down businesses at two of the nation's busiest docks. both ports handle about 40% of the nation's import trade. >>> we are on storm watch tonight. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows the rain has returned. so has the traffic. just ahead the latest on the storm that's just getting started around here. also -- >>> the dreary weather couldn't keep people away from celebrating a holiday tradition in the south bay. looks like they were having a pretty good time. we're back in a moment. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to wa
linebacker jovan belcher shot the 22-year-old woman before he headed to the stadium he was expected to play in tomorrow afternoon. it was there he turned the gun on himself. thanh truong joins us from arrowhead stadium in kansas city. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. arrowhead stadium is a symbol of pride for this city and the kansas city chiefs but there is a lot of sorrow here right now after a deadly day ended not far from where i'm standing. shortly before 8:00 this morning, gunfire erupted at this kansas city suburban home. >> when we arrived, a lady came out and said her daughter had been shot by her boyfriend several times inside the residence. we went in the residence. she was taken to the local hospital where she died a short time later. >> reporter: just ten minutes later at arrowhead stadium a man with a gun. >> we got a call at the arrowhead stadium to the practice facility in regard to a person who was in the parking lot armed with a handgun. when the officers pulled up they actually observed a black male who had a gun to his head and was talking to a couple coac
one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him. he was a great guy. a great teammate who loved his family. and my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of a pregame ceremony, they observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after running back peyton hillis scored the game's first touchdown, he ran over to coach romeo crennel to give him a hug. police say early saturday morning, belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, kasandra perkins, the mother of his daughter at their home. he then got in his car and drove to the facility at arrow head stadium where he thanked coaches for believing in him. moments later, he walked away, shooting himself in the head as the coach and general manager looked on in horror. police are trying to figure out what caused him to snap. he and his girlfriend were arguing after she returned late from a concert. >> it was an individual that did something that he snapped. that, i don't understand and i probabl
jovan belcher was, let alone he had a 3-month-old baby girl with his 22-year-old girl kasandra perkins. today we are learning a little bit more about this couple, but really so far little is known about what prompted the violence. kevin powell, i want to bring you into this conversation, you wrote this -- this column, this op-ed piece for cnn.com/opinion. you call it manhood, football and suicide. first, just welcome to you. i want to play a little sound and we'll talk about your piece, but i just want you to hear and our viewers to hear what one of belcher's teammates said and we'll talk about, you know, some of the athletes you've counseled. listen to this. >> sometimes you got to go out there, let your emotion and frustration out on the field. that's what we did as a team today. still, once again, we lost a teammate. and we lost a friend. >> kevin, you're not just an author and activist, you write in your piece how you've counseled some professional athletes and some entertainers, privately, and you -- to quote you, they have been grappling with very warped definitions of manhood. w
tonight after an apparent murder/suicide involving one of their nfl players. linebacker jovan belcher is dead. he killed himself with a gun in front of his coach, his general manager, and police officers near arrowhead stadium. about half an hour earlier police say he killed his girlfriend. from internet millionaire to fugitive, john mcafee gave a very bizarre and exclusive interview to cnn from his hideaway in central america. you're going to hear it in a moment. and jordan davis, 17 years old, today was his funeral. jordan was shot dead after an argument about loud music. we spoke to his broken-hearted father who has a message for all parents of teenagers. >>> personal tragedy from the world of sports to report to you first. police say a player for the nfl's kansas city chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend this morning and then drove to the team's training facility where he turned the gun on himself. police identified him as 25-year-old jovan belcher. he had been with the team for four years and he and his girlfriend were parents of a 3-month-old daughter. michael coleman of kansas
in kansas city the day after jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then killed himself. a moment of silence on the field and in the stand for all victims of domestic violence. abc's john schifrin is in kansas city. >> reporter: with heavy hearts, chiefs' players took the field just one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before take his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him, you know? he's -- he was a grade guy, great teammate. we loved his family. and like i said, my heart goes out to them. my prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of the pregame ceremonies, the chiefs observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after the score of the first touchdown, he ran over to head coach romeo cornell to give him a hug. belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, k kasandra perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter at their home. he got in his car, drove to the team's practice facility outside arrowhead stadium where authorities say he thanked the coaches for believing in him. moments later he walked away, shooting h
kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend before shooting and killing himself. as a result, the gun control debate back in the spotlight but with more gun regulation actually have made any difference at all? here now is deputy editor of think progress.org and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. lars i'm a second amendment guy. to me guns don't kill people crazy people shooting guns kill people. would a gun regulation have stopped this tragedy? >> only one kind of gun regulation would have stopped this and that would be to gut the second amendment and i don't think igor can reject that. 20,000 laws around the country regulate guns at the state, federal and local level. those laws sometimes are forced a and sometimes not. this young man there was no reason legally to deny him the ownership of a firearm. so the suggestion by bob costas who ought to be fired for the comments, his outrageous suggestion that the civil rights of americans all 300 million of us should be taken away and we should be denied the right to own a gun that would be the only way to tak
recordings shooting. quarterback jovan belcher killed his girlfriend -- then turned the gun on himself. that's ahead at 5-30. remember that quarterback controversy - it's not fan base may be more split the niners loss a deadly home invasion in a wealthy silicon valley suburb. this is video from sky- 7 h-d, abc news. tonight -- police say, the killers are on the loose --- kron4's there live. republicans back and fourth j. r. stone joins us. >> this this is for the 66 year-old was found murdered directly behind me. the gates, it is is a bit dark and family members are here. they have chosen not to talk. dealing with a very difficult time let me show you the video. they have been combing through evidence where they believe that this was all happening on friday morning, 1:00 a.m. this is video from sky 7 up a definition video. showing the crime scene. this fact, was one time it big in the cell phone industry the victim. and even owned a mountain winery. in the 1990's he was a businessman. perhaps there was a personal grudge associated they're still trying to figure out if he was targeted. >> we
. welcome to you both. david, let me ask you, i suppose an obvious question, why did jovan belcher need a high powered hand gun? >> well, he didn't need any hand gun to kill, to murder his wife and leave the poor baby as an orphan. o.j. simpson showed that football players like lots of other domestic abusers, can kill people with their bare hands. >> right, but why does anybody in america need either a hand gun or high powered assault weapon? i don't understand. explain to me. >> i don't think the police have released what kind of hand gun he owned. do you know what kind he owned? why are you calling it a high powered hand gun? >> well, i'm assuming most hand guns are high powered, right? >> so you call it high powered hand gun by which you mean a normal hand gun and i don't know why he owned a hand gun. we know according to the "new york times" most football -- most nfl players according to the "new york times" own firearms for protection, for the same reason that everybody else, that half the households in america own firearms for lawful protection. you know, you talk about -- >> righ
in football this weekend. it happened saturday morning when jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend in front of their 3-month-old daughter and belcher's own mother. he then drove to work where he met with his head coach and general manager and thanked them for all they had done for him, then he went out in their parking lot, saw police approaching, and shot himself in the head. football being football and by that, of course, i mean football being big business, the game, and by that i mean the big business must go on and so, of course, the kansas city chiefs played their money making game the next day. the football business was hoping that tv football commentators would ignore the biggest thing that happened in football this weekend. but bob costas could not. >> in the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in kansas city, the mindless sports cliches was heard yet again. something like this really puts it all in perspective. well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective that we regained the ne
it. and here is what i believe if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and cassandra perkins would both be alive today. stuart: we want to know what you think. go to our facebook page, weigh in, we value your opinion. and a top environmentalist, will a carbon tax will cause the glaciers from melting and temperatures from rising. his response in one second. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. to relentlessly protectelock what matters most... [beeping...] lping stop cros before your ideity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how serious identity theft was until i lost my credit and
chiefs' players struggling to understand what made jovan belcher snap. this morning, new clues on what happened in the days before the violence. >>> case dismissed. the u.s. open ref accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug walks free. >> i'm just thrilled. thrilled. get back to my life. >> why she always knew justice would be served around her name cleared. we go one on one. >>> and bite fright, caught on tape. that little girl feeding a dolphin at sea world, holding her empty plate in the air when the dolphin leaps up, looking for more. we'll talk to her live. the message her parents have for everyone this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you all had a great weekend. happy monday to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. >> it will be warm in washington today, but that high-stakes stalemate is not getting any better. that fiscal cliff, just 29 days until everyone's taxes go up and the white house and congress are absolutely deadlocked right now. >> both sides seeming farther apart than ever. both sides saying, it's your t
the loss of one of their players. police are still investigating what lead linebacker jovan belcher to kill his girlfriend before taking his own life. police have identified belcher's girlfriend as kasandra perkins. george howell has the details. >> the kansas city chiefs are morning a fellow teammate. 25 year-old linebacker be belcher.. >> when the officers arrived they had a witnessed a black man that had held a gun up to its head. they heard gunshots and it appeared that he took his own life. >> just a few moments before the suicide he shot his girlfriend at her home. she died a short while later at an area hospital. >> recently we heard that they had been arguing. >> the team had released a statement belcher and his girlfriend kasandra perkins were living in their kansas city home with their three-month-old baby girl and belcher's mother. taken care of by family members. police are looking for a possible motive in the shootings. in response to this tragic event the oakland raiders released the following statement this morning... the oakland raiders are empathizing with the chiefs organ
the name of that player, jovan belcher is what we're getting according to the associated press. more details from elizabeth as the day continues. again, a very sad story to report, a 25-year-old player from the kansas city chief commits suicide in front of the general manager and his coach after allegedly killing his girlfriend. still under investigation. kelly. >> kelly: for northern california bracing for another round much severe storms 24 hours after getting slammed by heavy rain and strong winds and the area is now gearing up for a second lashing. and a third storm is moving in tomorrow morning. already, the weather is left thousands in the dark and left massive delays on roads and airports, but the biggest concern is flooding. >> and it's an amazing amount of water in the time we had and if we've got three more days of this there's no way that the banks are going to hold that, no way. >> the flood water, it's pouring a foot high over this, this embankment right here. >> the amount of rain that was hitting at that hour, we had an unbelievable amount of rain coming down. >> and l
the tragic loss of a team member. linebacker jovan belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend yesterday and then drove to the stadium where he killed himself while his coaches and teammates watched in disbelieve. ed lavender are is in kansas city, missouri right now and, ed, this has been a tough day for the coach, a tough die for the players, what did they say after the game? >> reporter: you know this team, despite having faced this tragedy just a day before this game was scheduled, it went on as planned here in kansas city. a very subdued feeling inside the stadium throughout the game. this was clearly not a typical nfl football game. a much different mood in kansas city, known for having very vivacious and excitable fans. despite owl of this that the team was dealing with the saincs won the football game. >> it's hard when things happen like this, you can't undo them you have to rely on your family and friends and rely on your ith. that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy. and knowing that it's not over today, it
are speaking out about the murder-suicide involving the kansas city chiefs jovan belcher and his girlfriend. ed lavandera is working the story for us. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: we're still trying to get to the bottom of the question everyone is asking. why did this happen? we spoke with a spokesperson close to the family of kasandra perkins saying they had no idea, no clue something like this could happen. >> i believe our suspect is chiefs player so whoever goes over there, proceed with caution. >> reporter: hearing the voices of kansas city police officers racing to make sense of what happened moments after belcher shot his girlfriend perkins at least three times. >> okay. i've got two coaches, one other employee here trying to talk with him. >> reporter: they did not know that belcher had just killed his girlfriend, head coach right in front of him. >> i was trying to get him to understand that life is not over. he still has a chance and let's get this worked out. >> reporter: but belcher did not listen. >> we've got shotted fired. self inflicted. one in the head. get in there. >
on jovan belcher. he may have been battling a series of foot-related injuries, according to some. now more from austin outside belcher's girlfriend's hometown. >> good morning. what happened in kansas city is certainly being felt here in austin, texas. cassandra perkins graduated high school here at anderson high school behind me here in northwest austin. the school district and family and friends in austin are shocked and saddened about what happened to the young mother on saturday when she was killed inside her home. we're learning more about the relationship, the volatile relationship between the two, between jovan belcher and cassandra perkins. friends say the two had lived apart, they had split up but recently got back together. cassandra made a trip here to austin to visit family just last month around the thanksgiving holiday. we're learning that the two possibly had fought the night before cassandra had come home late from a concert. now what will happen with their young daughter, zoe, we're learning she will stay with jovan's mother. >> gretchen: during the half time of the footba
whitfield. >> kansas city chiefs jovan belcher has committed suicide after allegedly killing his girlfriend. he allegedly shot his girlfriend multiple times at the couple's home. the paper said the two had been arguing. he then drove to a practice facility at the chiefs arrowhead stadium, woalked up to had coac and general manager, thanks them for what they had done for him, then shot himself in the head. joining us, nfl senior reporter, don banks. what do you know of this? how do you put it into perspective? >> it's a pretty unique situation in terms of nfl history. i think this is really the first time we have ever had this situation where a double murder and a player committing suicide the day before a game is scheduled in that stadium in that city. it's a tragedy. i think the nfl is little bit working without a map because they never had a situation quite this immediate to deal with, and quite this tragic. >> and what is so incredible about this is clearly, by thanking, reportedly, his coach and the general manager, i mean, they must be replaying that moment, you know, when he pulled th
jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then drove to arrowhead stadium and took his own life. george howell reports belcher took his life in front of team officials. >> off the kansas city chiefs are mourning the loss of a teammate. there but they were arriving, they saw him taking his own life. >> he was talking to a couple of coaches in the parking lot and had a gun to said. they heard the gunshot. they had a gun- to his head.. >> just 20 minutes earlier he shot his girlfriend at her home and died at a local hospital. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. and even recently. >> the team released a statement that we can confirm that there was an incident at arrowhead earlier this morning and we are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation. belcher played all four seasons with the chiefs at his best season was last year with 120 tackle career high. they are scheduled to play sunday against the carolina panthers. george howell. kron 4 news . >> belcher and his girlfriend were living in their kansas city home with their three-month-old baby girl and bel
this half hour, the latest on the jovan belcher tragedy. the people closest to the nfl linebacker and the girlfriend he killed are speaking out now about the shocking murder suicide. we are also going to talk about a report that came in, "the new york post"over night, that gave details to what he was doing hours before the murder. very, very interesting. >>> later this half hour, magic man, our polkameister, sitting down with penn jillette to talk about harry houdini, magic, and familia. >>> kate middleton spending a second day in the london hospital and prince william has been at his pregnant wife's side as she is treated for severe morning sickness. >> the palace ended speculation about the duchess yesterday, confirming she is expecting. abc's nick schifrin joining us live from london. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, rob. what an exciting morning it is here. kates had her belly stared at, her every action scrutinized since the wedding, and now all of those people who have been incorrectly guessing she was pregnant for months are finally right.
the girlfriend of jovan belcher as 22-year-old kasandra perkins. the two had been living in their kansas city home with their three-month- old baby girl and belcher's mother. >> we can confirm that there was an incident at arrowhead earlier. we are cooperating with the authorities in the investigation. they said that the all four seasons for his the chiefs and the currier high of 120 catfish tackles. they are going to play against the panthers the child is being. looked after by family members as police continue to look for a possible motive in the shootings. in response to this tragic event the oakland raiders released the following statement this morning... the oakland raiders are empathizing with the chiefs organization. our hearts are wounded by such an unimaginable tragedy in our nfl family. we will continue to pray for everyone involved. coming up later in this newscast... we'll find out which team the stanford cardinal will face off against in the 2013 rose bowl. that story and more coming up later in sports. >> the sugar bowl ski resort at donner summit may be getting a fresh layer
the carolina panthers today. the team decided not to reschedule today's game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend yesterday and killed himself in front of the team's coach and general manager. back in belcher's hometown in long island, new york, neighborhood of best babylon. his neighbors remember the boy who grew up to make good in the nfl. >> family man, a loving person, and that's somebody that you would want to keep around as a role model. >> he was somebody to look up to around here that, you know, made it. >> the kansas city chiefs released a statement following belcher's death. it reads in part, the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. thoughts and prayers for the family and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. we'll continue to fully cooperate with with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available. >>> the supreme court could decide this week whether to take up the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed do
' linebacker jovan belcher. authorities say he shot his girlfriend saturday and then went to arrowhead stadium where he turned the gun on himself. the team's head coach wiped away tears on the sideline yesterday and spoke to reporters. >> i'm choosing not to answer any questions about what i saw yesterday, and i think that you will understand that and hopefully you will respect my wishes on that because it wasn't a pretty sight. our prayers go out to the family of kasandra perkins. they are grieving and we send our condolences. >> belcher's hometown, a vigil was held for the former high school stole. the couple reportedly had argued recently. they leave behind a 3-month-old baby. >>> residents in northern california may finally be getting a break from a series of powerful storms that have saturated the region over the past week. a third storm sunday dumped pounding rain and downed trees and power lines. nbc's jay gray has the latest from california. >> reporter: this morning the water and worries continue to rise across central and northern california. for almost a week now, high winds and hea
chiefs player jovan belcher. what the 911 tapes reveal about the final moments of this slain girlfriend. >> a lot to talk about this morning over our next two hours. we will be talking with stephanie cutter, the former companisy campaign manager of president obama's re-election campaign. howard kurtz the host of "cnn's reliable sources" lauren ashburn, republican from texas, congressman jeb hensarling with us, randy weingarten, president of the american federation of teachers. all guests this morning. wednesday, december 5th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, president obama putting his foot down. he says no tax hikes for the wealthy, no deal. america hits that fiscal cliff in 27 days and that means tax hikes and deep spending cuts if the democrats and the republicans can't come together in some kind of a deal and with just ten days remaining until congress is scheduled to go home for the holidays, the clock ticking. here's what he told bloomberg news. listen. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to b
linebacker jovan belcher is the nfl player involved in a murder-suicide in missouri. jovan shot and killed his girlfriend then drove to a practice facility at the team's arrowhead stadium. shot and killed himself in front of his head coach and general manager. >>> chasing the american dream, it can get expensive, especially if you have to use your credit cards to do it n today's smart is the new rich, christine romans introduced us to a couple who found themselves deep in debt, manage to turn things around with a little help. >>> the baileys are hard-working and modest. jerry is a minister, sue a registered nurse. >> get the coupons, watch what you buying. plan your meals. >> they married in 1992. each had children if a previous marriage, six altogether, wane a big family, there were big bills. >> we had major, major repairs on the house. and the cars and like a new transmission, those kinds of things. and just over a period of time we he massed more and more credit cards. >> reporter: 13 years later the couple was overwhelmed by debt, 92,000 in the red spread over 17 credit cards with int
. it is it the bottom of the area and time for the top of the news. a tragedy in pro football. linebacker jovan belcher shot his gurl friend and went to the arrow head and committed suicide before the coach and general manager. belcher and his girlfriend had been arguing . the twov them leaving behind a three month old baby who can now with family. >> we could see huge tax increases and shrinking pay cuts. it is it a bad combination and triggering another recession. jan 1st is the deadline for lawmakers and the president to reach a deal on the budget. if they don't we'll go over the so-called fiscal cliff. mexico swearing in a new president and the reaction not good in the streets of mexico city. the inauguration is earlier today and marking the return of a party that was forced out a dozen years ago. after running the country 7 uninterrupted deck cades and playinged by crime. we are joined by lauren who is in mexico he promises that his party will be corruption-fro. that is important. you want stability south of our border considering they have a war going on. why should people believe it would be bet
to the jovan belcher tragedy. >>> four people including three firefighters are still in the hospital this morning after a serious accident in other rin da. it happened on -- orinda. it happened on eastbound 24 near wilder road. it all started when an suv crashed into the center divide. while one of the drivers and three firefighters were standing on the right shoulder, another suv lost control pushing another car into them. they were all rushed to the hospital with major injuries. >>> the weekend storm brought major problems to the south bay and that had actuallity workers and law enforcement working overtime. a man, woman and child were were stuck in their car after flooding on east capital and mantague expressway. crews were busy pumping water out of pumps. many people have started to stock up on sandbags to prepare for the next storm. >>> we're getting a lot of rain. it rained quite hard overnight. you know how storms are, they are very unpredictable. i would say we're in very good condition to tackle the next storm. rain is predicted to hit the south bay tomorrow night and wednes
of jovan belcher is speaking publically for the first time since he fatally shot his girl friend and killed himself. belcher's sister and uncle stood by his aunt as she spoke outside the home where the football star lived with 22-year-old kasandra perkins and their 3-month-old daughter. >> we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of javon and pray those memory also bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of kasandra perkins. >> kansas city police confirm that the gun used by belcher was purchased legally. belcher's mother has been given temporary custody of the couple's daughter, zoe. >> a picture of suspect george zimmerman released by his attorney reportedly taken by a police officer the night zimmerman shot and killed martin. the bloody picture itself is not new, but the fact it's a high resolution color photo is. zimmerman's attorney says it gives the case more context. >> is it devastating? no. but it's just one piece of evidence that shows what george was going through that night and why he reacted the way he did. >
this morning, a nfl player shoots and kills his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend in their home and belcher's mother and three month old daughter in another room and he then drove to the chiefs practice facility and met up with the head coach and general manager there before turning away and taking his own life in front of them. >> if you can take your worst nightmare and then put somebody that you know and love into that situation a give them a gun and stand three feet away from them and watch them kill themselves, that's what it's like. it's unfathomable. >> police did not release a motive, but he and his girlfriend had been arguing frequently. he was just 25 years old. >> could a broken signal cause this train to derail. it stopped for a ligred light ad got the approved to go. and investigators are looking into the signal issues may have led to the crash. well, first they ran out of gas while trying to steal gas and two would-be thieves led key efforts. >> i think on the world's dumbest criminals, first you run out of f
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